- Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
- Publication Date: April 24, 2018
- Price: $110.00
- Trim Size: 11 x 8 1⁄4
- ISBN: 88-7439-796-8
- EAN: 9788874397969
- Page Count: 824
- Illustrations: 775 color and black-and-white illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: North America
In the years 1945–1963, Swiss artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) set about documenting his superb collection of Art Brut, or Outsider Art. He commissioned recognized photographers on the Paris art scene, including Henry Bonhotal and Emile Savitry, to photograph his collection and works from other collections as well. The photographs showcase works of popular and naïve art, children’s drawings, tattoos, graffiti photographed by Brassaï, and graphic works from the Solomon Islands. Dubuffet arranged the photographs of work by more than 100 artists—including Gaston Chaissac, Aloïse Corbaz, Joseph Crépin, Auguste Forestier, Somuk and Adolf Wölfli, as well as anonymous artists—in extraordinary sequences contained in 14 albums (755 pages in total). These have been preserved since 1976 in the archives of the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland.
About the author
Sarah Lombardi, an art historian, has been the director of the Art Brut Collection since 2013, and has organized numerous exhibitions in the museum since 2004.